Alaska SeaLife Center Offers Virtual Visits during Closure
March 25, 2020

Seward, Alaska (March 25, 2020) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is closed until further notice to help protect our community from the further spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). During the closure, the Center will offer free virtual visits of ASLC for the public to experience and learn more about Alaska’s marine wildlife online.

Our Education Department will present daily live programs on YouTube at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm (AKDT), seven days a week. Visit our Virtual Classroom to learn about Alaska’s marine ecosystem and the Alaskan animals we house. Past programs can be accessed from ASLC’s YouTube channel.

We will also stream via live webcam from one of our aquariums on YouTube from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This content will change daily, but you might have the opportunity to watch puffins swim underwater, view our seals and Steller sea lions, or relax with our moon jellies.

Also, watch our website and our Facebook page for announcements of special Facebook Live events. Our staff will introduce you to resident animals, teach you about the different flora and fauna we house, and take you behind the scenes. A special announcement about one of our animals will take place via Facebook Live on Thursday March 26 at 10:00 am.

While we are closed to the public, our dedicated animal caretakers, veterinarians, and researchers will continue to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare to our animals onsite. During this difficult time the community can support our team by donating to the Center on our website at You can also become a member of ASLC online by visiting Donations and memberships directly support our animals and staff and assist the team in accomplishing important mission work.

About ASLC: Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a 501(c)(3), non-profit research institution and public aquarium. It generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. To learn more, visit 

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